Women Against
Heart Disease

Women Against Heart Disease Lunch

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, in partnership with the Commonwealth Bank, host the annual Women Against Heart Disease Lunch to raise money for our life-saving research but, importantly, to raise awareness that heart disease is frequently ignored or overlooked by women. 

Heart disease is the most common cause of death in women, claiming three times as many lives as breast cancer. Most importantly, many women have different heart attack symptoms to men.  Many are unaware that instead of chest pains, women often have nausea, indigestion and shoulder aches.

The event was established to honour the memory of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute’s Finance Manager, Monica O’Loughlin, who tragically died of a heart attack, leaving behind a loving husband and five beautiful children. ;

Women & heart disease